Hampstead Jazz Club Presents

Jumaane Smith (Sweet Baby!)

Featuring special guest – Jo Harrop

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Last Show: Tuesday 16 th May 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

PizzaExpress Live in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club, proudly presents Jumaane Smith - Sweet Baby. Experience the high energy excitement of blues, funk, jazz, shuffles, boogaloo, and New Orleans style street beats with Jumaane Smith and his rollicking band! Jazz trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Jumaane Smith has performed on 5 GRAMMY Award-winning records (selling more than 60 million copies), 2 Emmy Award nominated TV performances, the GRAMMY Awards with Stevie Wonder, in Steven Spielberg's 11West Side Story, 11 and more. He has spent the last 17 years touring and recording with Michael Buble as lead trumpeter and vocalist, and has toured with his own band to such world-class venues as Jazz At Lincoln Center, Vail Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Loew's Regency, North Star Festival, Joe’s Pub, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Catalina Island Jazz Festival, and many more.

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“Jumaane has been such an integral and inspiring part of my shows these last years so I'm not surprised that his new album is terrific. Aside from his amazing talent as a horn player, his vocal gifts really shine on the new record.”

Michael Bublé

Jumaane Smith's critically-acclaimed debut album, "I Only Have Eyes For You," features special guests Michael Buble, Jackie Evancho, and Naturally 7. His sophomore album, "When You're Smiling," was released to much praise in January 2020.

As a composer, Smith has scored music for films such as "Handsome Harry" (starring Steve Buscemi and Jamey Sheridan) and the documentary "Being in the World," as well as for his own recordings and the interactive sheet music company Tomplay.

Smith has worked with musical legends such as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Christian McBride, Barbra Streisand, and many more. As a full scholarship recipient at the Juilliard School of Music's Jazz Studies program (2001-2005), Wynton Marsalis was Smith's primary trumpet teacher.

Band Line Up

Jumaane Smith (vocals/trumpet)

Ruben Fox (tenor sax)

Will Barry (piano)

Will Sach (acoustic bass)

Will Cleasby (drums)

Special guest Jo Harrop (vocals)